Over on AintNoBadDude, our pet pinko Brian Linse makes an excellent case for why TV cameras have no place in a court house.
If I were on trial for my life, I’d want to be sure that the prosecutor wasn’t campaigning for DA on my time. I’d want to be certain that the judge wasn’t auditioning for a syndicated series. And I’d want to be damn sure that the lawyers weren’t trying to get booked on Larry King. If there is even the slightest chance that a citizen might be deprived of their life, or even their freedom, then the possible impact of cameras must be seen as a threat to the Sixth Amendment. The impact on the press and the public of keeping cameras out of courtrooms is insignificant by comparison.
It is pretty hard to argue with that.